2017 AFA Awards

Nominate Who Inspires You

We need your help recognizing AFA members who stand out for devotion to advancing our association, and for setting industry standards of excellence. Please review our award categories, reflect on the past year, then tell us who you think is deserving – and why.
Nominations due by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 1, 2017.

And the winner is…

Your nominations will be judged by the AFA Awards Committee and kept in strict confidence until winners are announced at the awards ceremony during FENCETECH 2018 in Phoenix. Use the award descriptions and eligibility requirements here to guide you as you consider who to nominate, then submit your picks online.

Ambassador Award

Granted to the individual who devotes extraordinary energy to perpetuating and advancing the AFA’s name, reputation and ideals. This year’s recipient will receive a unique, custom designed watch in appreciation of their tireless support.

Eligibility
  • Nominee must be a member in good standing for the past 5 consecutive years. Nominating individual or organization must be affiliated with an AFA member company in good standing.
  • Nominee must have a minimum of 5 years of service in the fence industry. The time frame of service shall be inclusive of all years in the industry and not limited to years of service at any one company.
  • Nominee must have shown a specific service to the association and industry and follow AFA’s statement of Business and Ethical Practices. Service will be interpreted as, but not limited to, AFA committee work, AFA chapter participation as an officer or committee chair, or serving on a the AFA Association board.
  • Posthumous awards may be accepted if the criteria for eligibility are met.

Distinguished Service Award

This award honors an individual who is a living examples of the highest ethics and standards of excellence. This year’s recipient will receive a unique, custom designed watch in appreciation of their great industry contribution.

Eligibility
  • Nominee and those sponsoring the nominee must be affiliated with the fence industry.
  • Nominee must have a minimum of 20 years of service in the fence industry with the last 10 years serving in an upper management or ownership position. The period of service shall be inclusive of all years in the industry and not limited to years of service at any one company.
  • Nominee must have displayed business integrity, be highly respected in the industry.
  • Posthumous awards may be accepted if the criteria for eligibility are met.

Hall of Fame Award

This is the highest honor bestowed on an individual by the AFA. The recipient displays outstanding achievement, dedication and exceptional contributions to the fence industry and receives an engraved silver tray as an award for their achievement.

Eligibility
  • Nominee must be a member in good standing for the past 5 consecutive years. Nominating individual or organization must be affiliated with an AFA member company in good standing.
  • Hall of Fame nominees must have a minimum of 25 years of service in the fence industry and have made a substantial contribution in one of the following:
    • Outstanding support of the AFA through volunteer service on boards or committees.
    • Distinguished contributions through leadership or support within fence industry.
  • Nominee shall have a high standard of unquestionable ethics and moral character.

About Eligibility

Yes, individuals can be nominated for more than one award. They’re eligible as long as they’ve been an AFA member in good standing for a minimum of 5 consecutive years and meet a specific award’s requirements. See the listing of individual awards on this page for details. Eligibility criteria for each award is included in our online nomination form as well.

Know Before You Nominate

You’ll need personal and professional details about your nominee’s contributions of service to the fence industry to nominate them. Our online nomination form asks for information such as:

  • Years in the Industry
  • AFA Board and Committee Service (role, years, etc.)
  • Affiliate Boards, Committees, Task Forces or Other Service to the Industry
  • Participation at the Chapter level
  • Participation in the Local Community

Nominations due by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 1, 2017.